Some residents of Nyandarua County will get some reprieve from the tough economic times anticipated due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is after a landlord waived the rent for his residential properties for the months of March and April after sympathizing with tenants.
Speaking to Citizen TV, the landlord identified as Michael Munene spoke candidly about his close relationship with his tenantss, saying that he understands them and often extends the payment time when rent is due.
“When coronavirus came to Kenya, life became unbearable and some of them could not afford to raise the rent early enough resorting to borrowing. That is why I have decided not to charge them for the next two months.
“Most of my tenants work in flower farms, and I heard that some could lose their jobs soon. I looked at the situation, and decided to waive the two months’ rent,” said Munene.
This, coupled with the coronavirus outbreak threatening to turn the economy into a standstill were the factors Munene considered in his charitable gesture.
Further, the apartment owner insisted that he would not demand the dues at a later time, adding that the agreement legally binding.